Muslim Rajput clans


Muslim Rajput clans

Here is a brief description of the major Muslim Rajput clans by location. The information is obtained from the various district gazetteers written during the period of British rule over India.

Major languages spoken by the Muslim Rajputs of Pakistan are Punjabi, Western (7,459,000 speakers), Sindhi (2,671,000), Seraiki (1,592,000), Urdu (1,458,000).

As well as Pakistan Joshua Project also reported that 2,310,000 Indians describing themselves as Muslim Rajputs.[1] Largest States on file the Uttar Pradesh (1,528,000), the Jammu and Kashmir (176,000), the Haryana (161,000), the Rajasthan (91,000), the Delhi (68,000), the Uttarakhand (65,000), the Gujarat (57,000), the Punjab (28,000), the Maharashtra (28,000), the Andhra Pradesh (17,000).

Major Languages Spoken by the Muslim Rajputs of India include Urdu (1,725,000 Speakers), Kashmiri (73,000), Panjabi, Eastern (72,000), Marwari (63,000), Gujarati (39,000).

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Muslim Rajputs in Pakistan

Here is a brief description of the major Muslim Rajput clans, set out by province, starting with the Punjab.[2]

Punjab

The Hon. Major General Nawab Malik Umar Hayat Khan as an Honorary Lieutenant of the 18th King George's Own Lancers, early 20th century (watercolour by Major A.C. Lovett (1862-1919)

According to the 1901 Census of India, the total Rajputs population in the Punjab was 1,798,000.,[3] of which 1,347,000 (75%) were Muslim. Traditionally, in the plains of Punjab, most of the Rajput clans had converted to Islam, while those of Punjab hills (modern Himachal Pradesh) remained Hindu.[4]

Punjabi Rajput are vast holding landlords of Punjab. The members of Punjabi Rajput tribes are landowners, businessmen and they play an active role in politics and bureaucracy. In 1947, during the independence, almost all Punjabi Muslim Rajputs of India moved to Pakistan.

Alpial

The Alpial clan is found mainly in Fateh Jang Tehsil of Attock District& Rawalpindi. The Alpial are a clan of the Manj Rajputs. The Alpials use the titles of Chaudhary & Raja.

Baghela

The Baghela are a Suryavanshi clan of Rajputs. In Punjab, they occupy a few villages in Kamalia. The use the title Mehr.

Baghial

The Baghial clan is found mainly in Rawalpindi District. They are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. The use the title Raja.

Bangial

The Bangial are tribe found mainly in the Potohar region of Punjab and also in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir . Those of Rawalpindi District consider themselves Rajputs, while those in Jhelum and Gujrat consider themselves as Jats. This not uncommon in the Potohar region. The Rajput branch uses the title Raja. In addition to those in the Potohar region, the Bangial tribe is also found in Thal desert, especially Darya Khan in Bhakkar District. These use the title Malik. The Bangial are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs.

Baitu

The Baitu are Rajput Panwars From Tehsil Fazilka District Ferozpur...They migrated to Pakistan Mainly in Pakpattan Region after the partitiion of 1947..And They Use Mian as their title..And usually Choose Agriculture / Law or Politics as their profession..Baitu is Their sub.caste..

Bargujar

There are two Muslim branches of the Bargujar clan, one of which was found in the Gurgaon District, in modern Haryana. After the independence in 1947, these Bargujar settled in Okara and Sahiwal District. They use the title Rao. Another Muslim branch, which remains in India are the Lalkhanis of Aligarh District in Uttar Pradesh, to which belongs the famous family of the Nawabs of Chhathari.

Bargujar families from Rohtak (village Beri) settled in Larkana and Karachi who are in large numbers now they have relatives settled in punjab near multan and khanewal these families belong to a same ancestor - Illahi buksh his son Qadir Buksh his son Rasool Buksh his son Juma his son Ramzan and Eddu were a Muslim elder of Bargujars in their ancestral village. In other parts of Sindh, there are families of Muslim Lalkhani among the Urdu speaking Mohajirs in Karachi

See also the Rao of Barauli.

Bhachar

The Bhachar are a clan of Khokhar Rajputs, found mainly in and around the town of Wan Bhachran in Mianwali District. They use the title Malik.

Bhakral

The Bhakral are found in the Potohar region, in Jhelum and Rawalpindi Districts. They claim to be a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. Like all Potohar Rajputs, they use the title Raja.

Bhao

The Bhao are found in Gujrat District of Punjab,and Bhimber District of Azad Kashmir. The Bhao are Dogras, and are a clan of the Raghbansi Rajputs. Like the Chibs, whom they closely resemble, the use Raja as title.

Bharat

The Bharat are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. They are found in Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil of Jhelum District. Some historians consider them to last remnants of the ancient clan of the Bharatas, the clan of the Pandav. They use the title Raja.

Bhatti

The largest Rajput tribe in the Punjab, found in every district of that province, particularly Nankana Shaib.They are a Chandravanshi clan, claim descent from Krishna. Prior to the independence, the Bhatti were found in almost all the districts of the British province, barring the extreme south east. Many other clans such as the Sidhu Jats, among other claim Bhatti descent. Those of Potohar use the title Raja, those from Jalandhar and Ludhiana use the title Rai or Rana. Specially Bhatti Rajputs from Riyasat Kapurthala uses the Title of Rana along With Khan, while those of Pindi Bhattian and Chakwal use the title Chawdhary. A lot of Bhatti Rajputs use the title of Khan or Rana as well.

Bhutta

Found in south west Punjab, especially atround Multan, the Bhutta are a Suryavanshi clan. They use the title Malik or Chaudhray. They should not be confused with the Bhutta clan of the Arain tribe, which is entirely distinct.

Chadhar

The Chadhar are a Tomara clan, and found throughout southern Punjab. The Jhang Chadhars call themselves Rajputs

Chattar

The Suryavanshi clan found in Chiniot, Gujrat, Kharian, Lalamusa, Sri alamgir, Kallar Syedan and Azad Kashmir. Chattaris use the titles of Raja or Thakar, while some were given honorary titles of Sheikh or Malik after embracing Islam. Chattaris of Jammu region are classified as Dogra Rajputs.

Chib

The Chib are a clan of the Katoch Rajputs of Kangra, and are Dogras. They are found in Bharot Sharif and the Kharian Tehsil of Gujrat District, and to the north and east of Mirpur in the old hill states of Azad Kashmir, Like other Rajputs of these regions, they use Raja as their title.

Chandel

The Chandel are a Chandravanshi clan, historically found in the Doaba and Malwa regions of Indian Punjab. Like other East Punjab clans, they emigrated to Pakistan after partition. The use the title Rana.

Chauhan

The Chauhan are a widespread clan, and together with Parmar, come from the Agnivanshi branch of the Rajputs. The Chauhans were also one of the main clans of the old Punjab, who are Hindus.

The Chauhans found in Attock, Rawalpindi and Jhelum of the Potohar region use the title Raja. The Chauhans of Lahore, Sheikhupura as well as those once settled in Amritsar and Jalandhar use the title Rana. The Chauhans form the main element of the Ranghar of Haryana. Like other Haryana Muslims, they emigrated to Pakistan. They use the title Rao.

Daulatana

The Daulatana are a clan of Johiya Rajputs. They are found in Vehari District. They use Mian as a title.

Dhamial Rajputs

The Dhamial are a clan of the Janjua Rajputs. They are found mainly in Rawalpindi District, a few families are also found in Jhelum. Like other Potohar tribes, they have both Rajput and Jat section. The Dhamial of Mirpur District, and Jhelum district areJ at.

Dhudhi

The Dhudhi are a clan of Parmara Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sargodha, Jhang, Faisalabad, Multan and Khanewal districts. Like other Rajput clans of southern Punjab, they use Rai,Rana & Mian as a title.

Ghuman

The Ghuman (also spelt Ghumman) are a branch of the Janjua Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Gujrat and Sargodha districts. The Ghummans are of both Rajput and Jat status. They use the title Raja and Chaudhary.

Gaharwal

The Gaharwal are a clan of the Janjua Rajputs. They are found in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. They use the title Raja.

Ghorewaha

Perhaps the largest of the central Punjab clans, found historically in Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts. They are a clan of the Kachwaha Rajputs. After the division of the Punjab, in 1947, they all migrated to Pakistan. However, two Hindu branchs of the tribe are still found in Nawanshahr (Jadla) and Hoshiarpur. They are now found mainly in Faisalabad District, Sargodha, Silanwali and use the title Rana.

Hattar

The Hattar are a branch of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found mainly in Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha and Attock districts. The Pothohar branch use Raja as the title, while those of Sargodha and Mandi Bahauddin use Malik as a title.

Hon

The Hon or Hoon are a branch of the Parmara Rajputs. Found mainly in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use the title Raja.

Jalap

The Jalap are a clan of Khokhar Rajputs, found in Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil of Jhelum District. They use the title Raja.

Jamra

The Jamra are a clan of the Samma, found mainly in Rajanpur District. They use the title Malik.

Jhaydoo (Matyana)

This is the sub clan of Panwar.,are found in Okara,Bahawalpur,Bahawalnagar,Lahore,Multan,Sahiwal and some Districts of Sind.They are descendent from Jagdev singh Panwar.They use title Khan and Mian.They are agrarian.

Janjua

One of the most important of the Potohar Rajput clans. They are found in Jhelum, Chakwal, Khushab and Rawalpindi Districts. They generally use the title Raja, but certain families have the additional title of Malik.

Jarral

The only rajput royal lineage in Punjab, are the Jarrals found in Wazirabad Tehsil of Gujranwala District. They ruled Princely State of Rajaur for over 650 years that at one time included Munawar near Marala-Poonch-Bhimber-Khairkhyali and Reasi one of the largest Punjab Hill States. They are not a Dogra clan but have fought Dogras and subdued them for many centuries. Some use the title Raja, while others uniquely among Rajputs, use the title Mirza given by Mughal Emperor Akbar.Princess Nawab Bai Begum Sahiba, a jarral rajput princess (Rajauri) was wife of Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir and mother of Emperor Moazzam Shah Alam-1.

Jasgam

A Rajput clan found in Gujar Khan, Kotli Sattian and Kallar Syedan tehsils of Rawalpindi District. They use the title Raja.

Jaswal

The Jaswal are a Katoch clan, who are overwhelmingly Hindu. The Muslim section lived in Hoshiarpur District. They emigrted to Pakistan, after partion. They use the title Mian.

Jatal

A Bhatti Rajput clan, found in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use the title Raja.

Jatu

The Jatu are a Tonwar clan, found mainly in what is now Haryana state. They now form part of the Ranghar community settled in Okara, Kasur and Multan districts. They use the title Rao.

Jodhra

The pre-eminent Rajput clan of the Attock District, to which belong the Maliks of Pindigheb. They use the title Malik.

Johiya

One of 36 original clans of Rajputs, belonging to the Chandravanshi division. Historically found as far east as Sirsa, in what is now Haryana, to Mianwali in the west of Punjab. The Firozpur, Fazilka and Sirsa Johiya use Rana as a title, while the Johiya of southern Punjab and those of Sargodha and Mianwali, use Malik as a title.

Kanyal

The Kanyal are a clan of Minhas Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum District and Gujar Khan Tehsil. Like some other Potohar clans, they have both Rajput and Jat sections. The Rajput section uses Raja as a title, whilst the Jats use the traditional Jat title of Chaudhary.

Kathia

The Kathia are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sahiwal, Khanewal, Vehari and Jhang Districts. The use Mehr as a title.

Kharal

The Kharal are a clan of Agnivanshi clan of Rajputs. They are found mainly in Okara, Vehari, Khanewal, Faisalabad and Sahiwal districts. Prior to independence, there were several Kharal villages in Jalandhar and Firozpur districts of Indian Punjab. They use the title Rai.

Khichi

The Khichi are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs. They are found mainly in Vehari, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Jhang and Sargodha districts. They use Malik as a title.

Khokhar

One of the largest Rajput tribes in Punjab. Historically the Khokhar were found in Lahore, Gujranwala, Kasur, Sialkot and Gujrat districts of central Punjab and Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Jallandhar districts of East Punjab. Most of the East Punjab Khokhars emigrated to Pakistan after the partition of British India. The Khokhars of central and eastern Punjab use Rana as a title. Smaller numbers of Khokhars can also be found in Sargodha, Multan, Mianwali, Jhang and Sahiwal districts, these Khokhars use Malik as a title. Finally, the Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil, of Jhelum District is home to a prominent family, who use the title Raja.

Langrial

The Langrial according to some traditions are of Brahmin ancestry, according to others they are a Bhatti clan. Those of Rawalpindi District consider themselves to be Rajputs, while those in other districts

Lodhra

The Lodhra are a clan of the Minhas Rajputs. They are found entirely in Lodhran District, the town of Lodhran is named after the tribe.

Mahaar

The Mahaar are a Chandravanshi Rajput clan. They are found all along the valley of the Sutlej river, in Okara, Sahiwal, and Lodhran districts. They were also found in Sirsa, this branch of was known as the Sanwrepotre. Like other Haryana Muslim Rajputs, the migrated to Pakistan, after independence. The Mahaar are distinct from the Mahar, another Rajput tribe of Chandravanshi ancestry, who are found mainly in Sindh and southern Punjab.

Mangral

The Mangral, are a Rajput clan originating from the Jangladesh region of Rajastan and the historical founders and rulers of the Panjub Hills States of Kotli and Poonch.

In Punjab they are to be found in Gujrat and Rawalpindi districts. They use the title Raja.

Manj

The Manj are a Bhatti Chandravanshi clan. Historically, they were found in Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Hoshiarpur districts. There were and still are a few villages in Lahore District. Like other Muslim Rajputs of East Punjab, they migrated to Pakistan after the independence. They are now found in Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Okara, Sahiwal and Toba Tek Singh districts. They use the title of Rai,Rana,Raja and Chaudary. They are Said to be Bhatti Rajputs.

Marral

The Marral are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs. Found in Jhang and Bahawalpur. They use the title Malik.

Meo

The Meo are a clan of Jadubansi Rajputs, claiming descent from Krishna. They were and many are still found in the Mewat region of India. The districts of Gurgaon, Alwar and Bharatpur formed the Mewat region. After independence, many Meos became refugees. In Punjab, they are found in Narowal, Lahore, Kasur and Okara districts. They use the title Chawdhary.

Malik

The Maliks are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan, and are Dogras. The Hindu branch provided the Maharajas of Jammu and Kashmir. Prior to independence, the districts of Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur were home to a large number of Muslim Maliks. In what became Pakistani territory, they were and are found in numbers in Sialkot, Gujrat, Jhelum and Rawalpindi districts, which all bordered Jammu and Kashmir. The Mair Minhas, are found in Chakwal District, while the Manes and Lodhra branches were found in south Punjab. The Sialkot and East Punjab Minhas used Mian as a title, and so do the Manes and Lodhra. The Mair Minhas use Chawdhary as a title, while the Gujrat and Potohar Minhas use Raja as a title.

Nagyal

The Nagyal are a Minhas clan. They are found mainly in Rawalpindi and Jhelum Districts. Like other Potohar clans, they have both a Rajput & Jat section. The Rajput section uses Raja as a title, whilst the Jats use the traditional Jat title of Chaudhary.

Narma

The Narma are a Parmara Rajput clan. They are found in Gujrat, Jhelum and Rawalpindi districts. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use Raja as a title.

Naru

The Naru are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. Historically found in Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Ambala districts. Like other Muslim Rajputs, they emigrated to Pakistan after independence. Now found in Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Okara and Sheikhupura districts. They use Rana as a title.

Naul

The Naul are a clan of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Kasur, Sahiwal, Okara, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and Jhang Districts. They use Mehr as a title.

Noon

The Noon are a clan of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Multan and Bhakkar. The Sargodha Noon use Malik as a title, and have historically been connected with the Tiwana tribe. The Multan and Bhakkar Noon use Rana as a tiyle.

Pahur

Pahor (पहोर) Pahore (पहोरे) Pahur (पहर) Pohal (पोहल) Pohar (पोहर) are a clan of Chandravanshi Rajputs. They are found in Chachran, Mauza Pahoran, Hasanabad, Zahir Pir, Khan Pur, Rahim Yar Khan, Bhawal Pur, Melsi and Rajanpur Districts. They use Khan or Jam or Malik as title.

Pakhral

Pakhral is the Sub Tribe of Minhas Rajputs.They are mostly found in Rawalpindi District.Shohawa(Known in area as Krakan Shohawa) is one of the Famous Village of Pakhral Raputs.They are also found in Azad Kashmir.They Migrated from Kashmir to These Areas of Pothohar and Azad Kashmir.Raja Muhammad Akabr won two Medals of War in both 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars.

Panhwar

The Panwhar or Parmara or sometimes Puar are one of the four Agnivanshi clans of the Rajputs. In Punjab, they were found in four clusters, those of central punjab, who were found in Lahore, Amritsar and Firozpur districts. These used the tile Rana. As with other Muslim Rajputs, those of Amritsar and Firozpur emigrated to Pakistan.

The Panwhar of found among the Seraiki speaking community in Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan. They used Malik as title. In Haryana, the Panwhar or Puar were after the Chauhan, the principal tribe. They used Rao as a title. They have all emigrated to Pakistan, after 1947, and are found in Okara, Kasur and Sahiwal districts.

And finally, in Jhelum, there were a few villages in the Pabbi hill, who use the title Raja.

In addition to the Panwhar proper, a number of clans such as the Sial and Tiwana are of Panwhar descent.

Pathania

The Pathania are Chandravanshi Rajputs. This clan is overwhelmingly Hindu, with there being only two villages of Muslim Pathania in Gurdaspur District. Like other Muslim Rajput clans, after partition, they emigrated and settled in Pakistan. They use the title Mian.

Pundir

The Pundir are a Suryavanshi clan. They were found in the Yamuna valley in Karnal and Ambala districts. Like other Haryana clans, the emigrated to Pakistan. They use the title Rao.

Ranghar

The term Ranghar is used to collectively describe the Muslim Rajputs, of what is now Haryana state in India. They mainly belong to the Bargujar, Bhatti, Johiya, Mandahar, Panhwar, Pundir and Tonwar clans. Almost all these clans used Rao as a title. The Ranghar are now found in Okara, Kasur, Bhakkar, Mandi Bahauddin and Multan districts.

Ranial Rajputs

The Ranial or Arnial, are a branch of the Janjua rajputs. Found in Rawalpindi District of Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory. They use Raja as a title.

Ratial

The Ratial is a clan of the Katoch Rajputs. They occupy a few villages in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. Like other Potohar clans, the use Raja as a title.

Sarral

The Sarral are a small clan of unknown origin. They occupy several villages in the Islamabad Capital Territory. Like other Potohar clans, the use Raja as a title.

Sangra

The Sangra are clan of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhang and Multan districts. They use the title Rai.

Sohlan

The Sohlan are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. Found in a few villages in Jhelum Tehsil, on the river bank and in Gujar Khan also. They use the title Raja.

Sulehria

The Sulehria, or Salaria or Sulehri is a Chandravanshi clan of Rajputs. In Punjab, they are found mainly in Sialkot and Gurdaspur Districts. The Muslim Sulehrias of Gurdaspur migrated to Pakistan after independence and settled in various villages of Narowal, Sialkot, Sheikhupura,Lahore and Faisalabad Districtst They use the titles Rana and Chaudhary.while,in Jhelum And Azad Kashmir they use the title Raja.

Saharan (gotra)

Saharan means (King of the world). Saharan is an ancient clan of Kshatriya Rajput. They are found in Syedwala, Chiniot, Saharanwala, Saharanwali. They use title Shah, Rana, Chaudhary and Malik specially in Chiniot. This is extreme warrior clan of Rajputs. Some of them adopted the profession of agriculture and called jats. It is another thing that they are also from rajputs because they clam fom Yaduvanshi king Maharaja Gaj of Ghazni. Some Saharans in India and Pakistan still claim from Kshatriya rajputs and their lineage go to Lord Rama and called Suryavanshi Saharan, included Saharans of Syedwala. Some Saharan come from Bhatti Rajput and some connect to their linage to Saharan who was the brother of Sindu (Two rulers of Gujrat, India). But Some come from Raja Saharan of Thanesar who embraced Islam and this raja also belonged to Gujrat. Some Saharans come from Nagavanshi Rajput linage. Some historian say to saharans from Bhatti rajput as below:

Bhatti Rajputs Clans: Lahar, Sara, Bharon, Makar, Mond, Kohar, Saharan, Isharwal, Khetalan, Jatai, Khodma, Bloda, Batho, and Dhokia.

Sial

The Sial are a clan of Parmara Rajputs. Found in Jhang, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Vehari, Rawalpindi and Jhelum district. The Sial of Jhang use Mehr as a title, while those of Jhelum and Rawalpindi use Raja.

Sunpal-Sial-Rajput

The Sunpal are sub clan of Sial rajput Found mainly in Jhang, Khanewal, Sahiwal, and some in Rahim Yar Khan

Thathal

Thathal (थठाल) (also referred as Thothal/Thathial) is a Rajput/Jat clan of the area between Salt Range and Kharian Pubbi and Kashmir . Thathals also found in Hoshiarpur India. Thathals claim their kinship with a Suryavanshi Rajput Raja Karan Singh through his son Raja Thathoo. In the Potohar region, it is not uncommon for tribes to claim both Rajput and Jat origins.

Tiwana

The Tiwana are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. There are two branches of the tribe, those of Khushab, and those of Samana in Patiala District. Those of Samana are now settled in Pakistan as well. The Khushab Tiwana use Malik as a title, while those originally from Samana use Chawdhary.

Tonwar

The Tonwar or Tomar or Toor are a Chandravanshi Rajput clan. The Tonwar were found in Hissar and Rohtak districts of Haryana. After independence, they settled among other Ranghar communities in Okara and Sahiwal. They use the title Rao. In addition to Tonwar Rajputs, the Punjab is also home to the Toor Jats, who claim Tonwar ancestry, as do the Jarral Rajputs, who are also of Tonwar ancestry.

Varya Rajputs

The Varya or Baryah or something Warah are a clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs. Found historically in Ambala, Jalandhar and Patiala State. Like other Muslim Rajputs of the region, they emigrated to Pakistan, after independence.

Wattu (Wattoo)

The Wattu or Wattoo are a clan of the Chandravanshi Rajputs. Historically, they were found in Fazilka, Sira, Zira, Bahawalnagar, Kasur, Okara and Sahiwal. The Fazilka, Sirsa and Zira Wattu emigrated to Pakistan, after the partition of India. They use the title Mian.

Sindh

The province of Sindh, in Pakistan is to home to a large number of Rajput clans. Most Sindhi Rajputs belong to sub-divisions, the Samma and Bhati. Almost all the other tribes are clans of these two Rajput tribes, and are almost entirely Chandravanshi.[5]

Here is a brief description of the major Sindhi Muslim Rajput clans:

Abro

The Abro are a branch of the Samma Rajputs, and are Chandravanshi. Found in Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Larkana districts and Balochistan.

Bargujar

The Bargujar are Suryavanshi Rajput clan. In Sindh, there are a few families of Muslim Lalkhani among the Urdu speaking Mohajirs in Karachi

Bhatti

The Bhatti or sometimes pronounced Bhati are directly linked with those of Rajasthan. They are found throughout Sindh, but have especial concentrations in Tharparkar.

Bhutto

Perhaps the most famous of the Sindh Rajputs, they are a clan of the Bhatti Rajputs, and as such are Chandravanshi. They are found in Larkana District, in a cluster of villages such as Mirpur Bhutto and Salar Bhutto north of Larkana city.

Jokhio

The Jokhio are one of the older residents of Sindh Rajputs, they are a clan of the Samma Rajputs, and as such are Chandravanshi. They are found in Malir District, in a cluster of villages such as Jam Goth and Gadap Town. They are also living in Thatta city, Nawabshah city, Daulatpur city.

Joyo

The Joyo or Johiya form part of a communities of tribes known as the Sarai, that migrated from Punjab in the 18th Century. They are found in Sukkur, Shikarpur, Larkana and Nawabshah districts.

Junejo

The Junejo are a clan of Samma Rajputs. They are found in Nawabshah, Sanghar, Hyderabad, Larkana, Ubaro, Badin, Shikarpur, Sindhri, Larkana, Dadu, Badin, Mirpurkhas and Thatta Districts.

Khanzada

The Khanzada are a clan of the Jadaun or Jadubansi (Yaduvansh) Rajputs, claiming direct descent from Krishna. They were originally settled in northern Rajasthan and Haryana until 1947. Like other Muslim coommunities of this region, they had to migrate to Pakistan, after the independence. They are now found in Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Matiari, Hyderabad and Nawabshah districts.

Kharal

The Kharal are a clan of the Sarais, who immigrated from Punjab in the 18th Century. They are found mainly in the Sanghar District.

Khokhar

The Khokhar are a major clan of the Sarais. They are found mainly in Larkana District.

Mahar

The Mahar are a clan of Bhatti Rajputs, and as such are a Chandravanshi clan. Theu are found mainly in Ghotki, where their chief resides, and Sukkur and Shikarpur District.

Mangrio

The Mangrio are a clan of the Chandravanshi Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sanghar and Tharparkar districts.

Meo

The Meo are a clan of Jadubansi Rajputs, claiming descent from Krishna. They were and many are still found in the Mewat region of India. The districts of Gurgaon, Alwar and Bharatpur formed the Mewat region. After independence, many Meos became refugees. In Sindh, they are found in Nawabshah, Khairpur and Sukkur districts.

Pahur

Pahor (पहोर) Pahore (पहोरे) Pahur (पहर) Pohal (पोहल) Pohar (पोहर) are a clan of Chandravanshi Rajputs. They are found in Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Dadu, Khair Pur, Larkana, Jowngal, Sukkur and Shikarpur Districts. They use Khan or Jam or Malik as title.

Panhwar

The Panhwar or Panwar or Paramara are an Agnivanshi Rajput clan. The Panhwars constitute about 40% of the population of Dadu District, as well being found in Tharparkar, Umarkot, Badin and Hyderabad districts.

Qaimkhani

The Qaimkhani are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs, originally from Rajasthan and Hissar in India. After the independence, they migrated en masse to Pakistan. They are found in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Umarkot, Tando Allahyar, Larkana, Nawabshah, Naushahro, Multan, Bahawalpur and Mithankot.

Ranghar

The Muslim Rajputs of the old Delhi Division of East Punjab, what is now Haryana State in India, were commonly known as Ranghars. They speak Haryanvi dialect which is often called Ranghari. They found in Mirpurkhas and Nawabshah Districts of Sindh.

Rathore

The Rathore are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. Most of the Rathore have remained Hindu, although Umarkot District is home to some Muslim Rathore.

Samma

The Samma are largest Rajput tribe found in Sindh, and are branch of Yaduvanshi race. They are found throughout Sindh, and ruled the country from 1350 to 1500. The Hindu Jadeja and Chudasama branch were rulers of Kutch and a number states in Kathiawar belonged to this clan

Sial

The Sial are another Sarai tribe, found mainly in Sanghar, Nawabshah and Khairpur Districts.

Solangi

The Solangi are a branch of the Solanki (Chalukya) Rajput tribe. Solangi are among the oldest tribes of ancient Sindh. Found throughout Sindh.

Soomro

The Soomro are another important tribe, and are said by some to be a branch of the Parmara Rajputs. They ruled Sindh from 750 AD - 1350 AD. They are found throughout Sindh, with special concentrations in Shikarpurand and Dadu District.

Unar

The Unar are a Samma Rajput clan. They are found in Larkana and Shikarpur districts.

Muslim Rajput of North India

North India is home a large number of Muslim Rajput groups, with Uttar Pradesh being home to the largest community.

Haryana

All the Haryana Rajput clans emigrated to Pakistan, at the time of the partition of India. The information below is taken from Rose's Glossary of the Tribes & Castes of India, Volumes 1 & 2.[6] The term Ranghar was used by Hindu clans of Rajasthan and Haryana to describe them. This term has been seen as offensive by some Muslim Rajputs of the region. For the present location, please see Sindh and Punjab entries.

Khanzada
Rao
Bargujar
Ghuman
Bhatti
Chauhan
Johiya
Meo
Panhwar
Pundir
Qaimkhani
Tonwar
Varya
Wattu
Rana.

Rajasthan

The Muslim Rajputs in Rajasthan belong mainly to five communities, the Qaimkhanis of Jaipur, the Deshwali and Cheetah-Merat of Ajmer, Sindhi-Sipahi of Barmer and Jaisalmer, the Rath (including the Johiya) of Bikaner and the Meo of Mewat.[7] Some of the families of Khanzada community of Bharatpur and Alwar, have substantially emigrated to Pakistan. However, Khanzadahs still populate the regions in Uttar Pradesh. These are the main clans of Rajputs:

Khanzada
Bhati
Cheetah
Deshwali
Johiya
Kathat
Merat
Mangrio
Meo
Qaimkhani
Samma
Sameja
Sodha
Rath
Rathore.
Pahore.
Pahur
pahor.
Rana.

Gujarat

The Muslim Rajput in Gujarat belong to a number of communities. In Kutch and Kathiawar, the Rajputs are members of the Samma tribe, and its sub-divisions, such as the Halaypotra, Hingorja, Hingora, Juneja, Mutwa, Theba, and Raheema. In Gujarat proper, the Rajput communities include the Bhati, Molesalam Rajput, Sipahi, Soomra, Malik, Makwana, Rathore, Khokhar, Nayak Parmars and Solankis.[8]

The Behlim

The Behlim are a Muslim Rajput tribe found in North Gujarat and Bharuch. They claim descent from early Turkish immigrants who settled in Gujarat in during the rule of the Vaghela dynasty.[9]

Bhati

The Gujarat Bhati emigrated from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, and are said to have converted to Islam during the period of the Gujarat Sultanate.[10]

Kasbatis

They are found in North Gujarat and Bharuch, and claim to be converts from Bhati and Parmar Rajputs.[11]

Khokhars

The Khokhar are found mainly in Ahmedabad, Kathiawar and Pattan. They settled in Gujarat from Punjab, during the period of the Gujarat Sultanate.[12]

Makwanas

The Makwanas are a Rajput tribe, found in central Gujarat[13]

Molesalam

The Molesalam are one of the larger Rajput communities. They are found mainly in Bharuch and Rewa Kantha. The community comprises a number of Rajput tribes, such as the Jethwa and Jhala, who converted to Islam, during the rule of Sultan Mahmud Begada.[14]

Parmars

Found mainly in North Gujarat, they are Muslim converts from the Parmar Rajput tribe.[15]

Rathores

The Rathore are Muslim converts from the Rathore tribe. Found in west and north Gujarat.[16]

Samma

The Samma are found mainly in Kathiawar and Kutch. They are the largest Muslim Rajput community in Gujarat. Their main sub-divisions are the Hingora, Hingorja, Juneja, Raheema, Nahria and Raysipotra.[16]

Sipahi

The Sipahi are converts from Chauhan, Gohil and Parmar tribes. They are found mainly in Kathiawar.[17]

Solankis

They are converts from the Solanki tribe. Found mainly in north Gujarat.[18]

Soomra

The Soomra are found in west Gujarat, Kathiawar and Kutch. They were converted to Islam during the rule of Mahmud Begada. The Soomra of Gujarat are closely connected with those of Sindh.

Muslim Rajput of Jammu and Kashmir

Raja Habib ur Rahman Khan.
Raja Hafiz Ullah Khan and Right Honourable Gordon Brown, Prime Minister

Azad Kashmir is home to a large number of Rajput clans. About 500,000 Rajputs resides in Azad Kashmir. The central districts of Poonch, Bagh and Kotli are home a large number of Rajput clans.

Here is a brief description of the major Kashmiri Muslim Rajput clans:

Baghial

The Baghial are a Paramara Rajput clan. They are found in Mirpur District, and use the title Raja.

Bangial

The Bangial are a clan of Parmara Rajputs. They are found in Mirpur and Kotli districts of Azad Kashmir. Most of the Bangial clan considers itself Jat in Mirpur. They use the title Raja.

Bhao

The Bhao are a clan of Raghbansi Rajputs. They are found in Bhimber District, and use the title Raja.

Bhawpal

Found in Poonch, Bagh and Rajauri, part of the Chibhali tribal group. They use the title Sardar.

Charak

Some communities of the Charak of Jammu had converted to Islam. After the division of Kashmir in 1948, the Muslim Charak moved to Punjab.

Chattar

A small population of Muslim Chattar rajputs is found in Azad Kashmir. Chattaris in Jammu region are a major tribe and commonly known as Dogra Rajputs.

Chib

The Chib are a clan of the Katoch Rajputs. They are found in Mirpur and Bhimber Districts, and use the title Raja.

Dhamial Rajputs

The Dhamial are a clan of the Janjua Rajputs. Most Dhamial in Mirpur District consider themselves to be Jat. They use the title Raja

Domaal Rajputs

The Domaal are a clan of Rajputs, who are collectively known as Chibhali. They are found in Poonch District of both Indian and Pakistani administerd Kashmir. They use the title Sardar.

Jarral

The Jarral are a clan of Tonwar Rajputs. Found mainly in Rajauri District of Indian administered Kashmir. In Pakistan administerd Kashmir, refugees families settled in Mirpur District. They uniquely use the title of Mirza and sometimes Raja.

Junhal

Another Chibhali clan found in the divided Poonch District. They use the title Sardar, like other Poonch Rajputs

Kahlotra

A Minhas clan, refugees from Reasi District. Found mainly in Mirpur District. They use the title Raja.

Katoch

The Muslim branch of this clan is found in Doda District. The Chib clans claims descent from the Katoch.

Khakha

A Janjua clan, found mainly in Muzaffarabad and Kupwara District. The Teziyal clan is found in Bagh.

Khokhar

A major Rajput clan, one of the first Rajput clans in Jammu and Kashmir to embrace Islam,[19] prominent in Mirpur and other areas of Azad Kashmir, commonly found throughout the Jammu region.

Kistwaria

The Kistwaria are found in Udhampur District. They were once rulers of the Kisthwar region, which was one of the Muslim Rajput hill states.

Mangral

Today, Mangrals are based mainly in Kotli District, Poonch District (AJK), Trar Dewan Rawalakot(AJK) and Poonch in Indian Administered Kashmir although many have also emigrated to Europe and the United States of America.

Minhas

Perhaps the largest tribe in Jammu & Kashmir. Muslim Minhas are found in Kotli and Bhimber districts of Pakistan administerd Kashmir, and in Rajauri, Udhampur and Jammu Districts of Indian administered Kashmir.

Narma

The Kashmir Narma are found in Bagh and Poonch. They are a Parmara clan. They use the title Raja.

Panwar

The Panwar or Parmara are found in a few villages in the Mirpur District. Many of other clans such as the Narma, Baghial, Bangial and Sohlan claim Parmara ancestry.

Ranyal

The Ranyal or sometimes pronounced as Arnyal are found predominately in the Mirpur and surrounding area, The vast majority of Ranyals of this region regard themselves as exclusively Jat.

Rathore

Found primarily in Poonch, Jammu, Rajauri and Kotli districts. Also found among the Kashmiris of the valley. The Rathore family in Poonch is the direct descendant of Rao Jodha through Rao Suraj Singh and they ruled Poonch from 1596 till 1819, when the Dogra took over.

Sakhial

The Sakhial are found in Mirpur District. They use the title Raja.

Sohlan

A Paramara clan, found in Mirpur District. They use the title Raja.

Sulehria

Historically found in Jammu and Kathua. Most Muslim Sulehria are now found in Punjab.Like other Rajput Clans in Azad Kashmir they use the title Raja.

Thakir

The Thakirs are mostly found in Kotli, Azad Kashmir. They are the social elites of Mohallah Balyah.

Thakial Rajputs

Found mainly in Kotli District, once rulers of Rajauri. They use the title Raja and Sardar.

See also

  • Tazeyal Rajput
  • [The Muslim branch of this clan is found in Muzaffarabad, Bagh & punch District.]]

References

  1. ^ Joshua Project - Aimaq, Firozkohi of Afghanistan Ethnic People Profile
  2. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of Punjab by H. A Rose
  3. ^ Census of India 1901, Punjab Part 2
  4. ^ Punjab Castes by Sir Denzil Ibbetson
  5. ^ Muslim Tribes in Sindh, Balochistan and Afghanistan by Shaikh Sadiq Ali Ansari
  6. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of Punjab & North West Frontier Province
  7. ^ The Castes of Marwar by Munshi Hardyal Singh, page 43
  8. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part Two edited by R.B.Lal, S.V Padmanabham, & A Mohideen page XXV Popular Prakashan Publications
  9. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX pages 58 Government Central Press, Bombay
  10. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX page 81 Government Central Press, Bombay
  11. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX pages 63 to 64 Government Central Press, Bombay
  12. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX page 65 Government Central Press, Bombay
  13. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX pages 65 Government Central Press, Bombay
  14. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX page 68 Government Central Press, Bombay
  15. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX pages 68 to 69 Government Central Press, Bombay
  16. ^ a b Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX page 69 Government Central Press, Bombay
  17. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX pages 83 Government Central Press, Bombay
  18. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Gujarat Population: Musalmans and Parsis, Volume IX page 70 Government Central Press, Bombay
  19. ^ People of India Jammu & Kashmir Volume XXV page xxii

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